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by Dave Czirr
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1938 Packard
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: 1938 Packard

If you haven't already you might try some of the wiper specialists who serve our hobby. Ficken wiper service (wiperman.com) is one, there are others.

https://rebuildingtricowipers.com
by Dave Czirr
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Advice on purchase needed
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Advice on purchase needed

Whether "legit" or not (and I haven't a clue), I'd be reluctant to consider a car where the seller doesn't even bother to clear the debris off it, give it a quick wipe-down or cleaning, and take more informative photographs. Based on what I can see, I think it's overpriced by about half. Be patient ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 133
Views: 7347

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Well, that's positive confirmation that you have fuel available in the carburetor. Have you checked for spark at the plugs while cranking the engine with the ignition switch on? Have you tried another ignition condenser? Your symptoms are suggestive of condenser failure and such failures seem to be ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 133
Views: 7347

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Care to explain just how you see fuel entering the carburetor? If you have a glass-bowl fuel filter between the pump and the carburetor, just seeing turbulence in the bowl doesn't guarantee that fuel is flowing into the carb, a more definitive test would be to remove the fuel line at the carburetor ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: PACKARD 1938
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: PACKARD 1938

Packard vehicle numbers thru early postwar were engraved onto a metal plate affixed to the motor side of the firewall except for 1938 which used a decal on the firewall. If the decal was removed in the process of customizing the car, or just deteriorated from age, you'll have to rely on any older do...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 133
Views: 7347

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

At a loss to understand what you mean when you say "engine is trying to turn over". Does that mean that it's turning over normally but not starting? Or that it's not turning over normally? What's the service history of the fuel pump, fuel tank and lines? Have recently have you checked the fuel pump ...
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1953 Caribbean Basket Case
Replies: 33
Views: 5203

Re: 1953 Caribbean Basket Case

Great to see the progress!
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Clutch Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Clutch Problem

What's the pedal freeplay when the clutch is engaged? If excessive (more than about 1 inch), that could be the cause.
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1936 Autolite Distributor dual point adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: 1936 Autolite Distributor dual point adjustment

dg, you need to acquire an "ignition wrench" set.
by Dave Czirr
Sun May 30, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Lubricant Recommendations
Replies: 34
Views: 16140

Re: Lubricant Recommendations

You might consider one of the SAE 15W-40 light truck diesel oils like Shell's Rotella T, it's found considerable use in the hobby. I used it for many years in my high mileage 1956 Caribbean convertible, but for a nice snug engine less viscous oils will flow more quickly and thus lubricate faster on ...